[pdftex] pdftex compliance..
K. R. Subramanian
krs at cs.uncc.edu
Sat Aug 4 19:19:47 CEST 2001
This is with regard to doing NSF proposals using pdflatex. Is the following
from NSF Fastlane Help Desk
true? I would have thought that using conversion tools to go from dvi-ps-pdf
would be a little
less reliable than doing pdflatex..
pdftex Gurus, please respond..
"Walker, Gary" wrote:
> Dr. Subramanian,
> We are quite well aware of pdflatex. It is still very much in development,
> however, and in order to insure that the pdfs uploaded to FastLane are fully
> compliant with the Adobe PDF specification, we cannot, at this time,
> recommend its use. In most instances, pdflatex is useable with FastLane but
> if you are using it you should be very careful to test the printing of your
> entire proposal as it can cause concatenation errors when we attempt to put
> the entire proposal together. Thank you.
> Gary E. Walker
> FastLane Help Desk
> (800) 673-6188
> fastlane at nsf.gov
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: K. R. Subramanian [SMTP:krs at cs.uncc.edu]
> > Sent: Friday, August 03, 2001 3:14 PM
> > To: fastlane at nsf.gov
> > Subject: update -- using Tex/Latex to produce pdf..
> > These days you can use pdflatex to produce pdf directly from tex/latex
> > documents - this is
> > the easiest and most reliable ways to produce good pdf.
> > I think website needs to be updated to include this. tex-dvi-ps-pdf is
> > perhaps more errorprone. Plus,
> > pdflatex also will now support including image files just as Jpeg..
> > -- krs
> > --
> > Dr. K.R.Subramanian Phone: (301) 402-0042
> > National Institutes of Health FAX: (301) 402-4080
> > National Library of Medicine Email: krs at cs.uncc.edu
> > Bldg 38A, Rm. B1N30D WWW: www.cs.uncc.edu/~krs
> > 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894
Dr. K.R.Subramanian Phone: (301) 402-0042
National Institutes of Health FAX: (301) 402-4080
National Library of Medicine Email: krs at cs.uncc.edu
Bldg 38A, Rm. B1N30D WWW: www.cs.uncc.edu/~krs
8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894
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